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Farmers in jails begin protest
Chandigarh, November 9
Resentful of the government’s apathy towards their demands, farmers owing allegiance to the Bharti Kisan Union (Ekta) have intensified their agitation by courting arrests in various districts and subdivisions, besides starting chain hunger strikes inside jails in Punjab.

Jail using tents to house inmates
Bathinda, November 9
As many as eight tents have been pitched up in the local Central Jail to accommodate the increasing number of inmates after activists of the BKU started courting arrest in protest against police “atrocities” and the government’s failure to check the falling prices of cotton. Information revealed that about 80 inmates were putting up in the tents.

Rs 100 bonus on cotton demanded
Bathinda, November 9
In a significant development the Northern India, Cotton Association here today sounded alarm on the fact that if the Centre and Punjab Government failed to take some steps to stabilise the prices of cotton, its quantity would come down next year and affect the domestic textile industry, the biggest foreign exchange revenue earner for the country.

Future of research centre in jeopardy
Malikpur (Gurdaspur), November 9
The future of the hydraulic research centre here is in jeopardy with the local land mafia and PUDA trying to grab most of its land. The centre that has the models of almost all vital hydel projects of the country was established in 1925. The experimental testing of all projects of the country, including Bhakra, Ranjit Sagar Dam and the projects on the Brahamaputra, was conducted here.

An employee tests the model of a bridge at the hydraulic research centre in Malikpur An employee tests the model of a bridge at the hydraulic research centre in Malikpur.
— Tribune photo by Karam Singh

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Randeep Singh to head Punjab Infotech
Patiala, November 9
Nabha legislator Randeep Singh will finally join as Chairman of Punjab Infotech after an “appeal” by Chief Minister Amarinder Singh. The legislator had earlier written to the Chief Minister on refusing the post when it was offered to him a little over a month ago.

Repolling, if required, in 2 constituencies on Nov 16
Chandigarh, November 9
Two days after the conclusion of Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee polls, the Gurdwara Election Commission today affirmed that all was not well with at least two polling booths in Gurdaspur and Dhariwal constituencies.

25 Pak prisoners repatriated
Wagah, November 9
India today repatriated 25 Pakistani prisoners, released from various jails of the country to mark Id-ul- Fitr. However, no Indian prisoner was released in exchange though a number of them have been languishing in different jails there.

Pakistani prisoners chat before being repatriated to their country through the Wagah joint checkpost on Tuesday. — Photo by Rajiv Sharma

Pakistani prisoners chat before being repatriated to their country through the Wagah joint checkpost

Helpline for aggrieved NRIs
Chandigarh, November 9
Living in Canada and out of tune with the Indian legal system? No problem. You can just switch on the radio and twist the knobs to catch “NRI helpline” recently launched by the Punjab Police for Indians settled abroad.


SGPC sacks 334 employees
Amritsar, November 9
In a major jolt to the former working president, Mr Alwinder Pal Singh Pakhoke , the SGPC Executive today sacked at least 334 employees while as many as 40 were reverted, including senior functionaries.


Places earmarked for sale of crackers
Bathinda, November 9
Keeping in view public safety, the district administration has earmarked some places in various towns for the sale of crackers on the eve of Divali.

Efforts on to implement legal aid schemes
Sangrur, November 9
On the occasion of Legal Services Day, a seminar on “legal services” was organised under the presidentship of Mr Jagroop Singh, District and Sessions Judge, Sangrur, at the District Courts Complex here today.

Employees divided over Director’s appointment
Bathinda, November 9
The appointment of Mr Balwinder Singh Sidhu as Director, Department of Agriculture, by the Punjab Government has evoked a mixed response from its employees.

Salaries not paid for six months
Hoshiarpur, November 9
Resentment has been prevailing among the teaching and non-teaching staff of private managed government-aided colleges for not getting their salaries for the past 6 months, causing hardship to their families.

Writers, newsmen on advisory board
Chandigarh, November 9
Eminent Punjabi and Hindi writers and journalists have been taken on the advisory board, Punjab Languages Department. The constitution of the board was announced officially today.

Bus attached to recover PF dues
Amritsar, November 9
A bus belonging to New Janta Bus Pvt Ltd was attached by the Regional Provident Fund Commissioner to recover pending provident fund dues from the defaulting firm.

Woman sarpanch among 4 hurt in clash
Dera Bassi, November 9
Four persons, including a woman sarpanch, were injured in a clash between two groups of villagers in Batoli village near here, this evening.

53 poor families get insurance policies
Sangrur, November 9
Mr Justice Ashok Bhan of the Supreme Court of India distributed 53 universal health insurance policies of Oriental Insurance Company Limited among members of the below poverty line families of 11 villages.

Amritsar heritage festival from Nov 18
Amritsar November 9
A rich repository of spiritual and cultural heritage of this historic city and the state of Punjab would be exhibited in all its grandeur during the second Amritsar heritage festival to be held from November 18 to 23.

Cycle expedition flagged off
Kapurthala, November 9
As part of the silver jubilee celebrations of its Raising Day, the 17 battalion of Dogra Regiment launched a cycle expedition here today.
Lt-Gen S.S. Sangra, former Western Army Commander, flagged off the expedition.

IT raid on Gopal Sweets
Patiala, November 9
Income Tax sleuths conducted a raid on both shops of Gopal Sweets in the city this evening. While one shop is situated on Lower Mall, the other in the Leela Bhavan market.


High Court
Contempt notice issued to PAU VC, Registrar
Chandigarh, November 9
A Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court headed by Mr Justice Virender Singh today issued notice of contempt to the Vice-Chancellor of Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana and its Registrar.


Station Master suspended for derailment
Phillaur, November 9
Divisional Railway Manager Dharam Singh has suspended Station Master, Goreya, Faquir Chand Sharma, and Point man Radhey Sham on the charges of negligence in duty which led to the derailment of two bogies and the engine of Mumbai-bound 1058DN Dadar Express on the Phillaur-Phagwara rail section yesterday.


10-member gang of thieves busted
Barnala, November 9
The police busted a gang of thieves operating in Punjab and Haryana. The
10-member gang, indulging in theft from dickeys of scooters parked outside banks, was busted by the police when Inspector Swaran Singh, SHO, Kotwali police, arrested two persons while opening the dickey of a scooter in front of the main branch of the State Bank of Patiala.

Two arrested with fake currency
Moga, November 9
The CIA staff today arrested two persons with fake currency notes amounting to Rs 5,700 at Nathuwala Jadeed village, near here. Those arrested have been identified as Jasveer Singh, an ex-Army man and resident of Lamajatpura, and Visakha Singh, a resident of Chupkiti village.

Woman throws acid on another
Batala, November 9
Mrs Sunita (34) wife of Mr Joginder Pal, a resident of Mohalla Valmiki, Nehru Gate here today sustained serious injuries as a result of acid thrown on her.

Rs 1.50 lakh looted from petrol station
Sangrur, November 9
Five unidentified persons looted Rs 1.50 lakh at pistol point from a petrol station situated on the Sunam-Patiala road at Sunam last night.


Valmik research centre at GND varsity
Amritsar, November 9
The Punjab Government would establish Maharishi Valmik Research Centre at Guru Nanak Dev University here. Disclosing this Choudhary Jagjit Singh, Minister for Local Bodies and Parliamentary Affairs, Punjab, announced a grant of Rs 5 lakh on behalf of the Chief Minister for the centre.

PTU youth festival results
Jalandhar, November 9
Contests in music and fine arts were held on the second day of the three-day inter-zonal youth festival of Punjab Technical University at the DAV Institute of Engineering and Technology here today.

GCG girls shine in youth fest
Patiala, November 9
The local Government College of Girls bagged the first position in the western solo category in the inter-zonal youth festival being held on the Punjabi University Campus today. They got second position in the western group song competition.

Row over dismissal of teachers ends
Kotkapura, November 9
The controversy surrounding the dismissal of three teachers of Gandhi Memorial College following a dress code violation has come to an end with the college management in charge, Mr S.K. Garg, tendering a written apology to the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee.

450 students participate in knitting contest
Patiala, November 9

Vardhman Spinning and General Mills Limited organised the zonal-level Aao Bune Knitting Contest at Central State Library Hall here. Nearly 450 students from 32 schools of Patiala, Dera Bassi, Nabha, Banur, Rajpura and Samana participated.

Children stage plays of Shakespeare
Fatehgarh Sahib, November 9
Mankirat Singh was declared the best student and Mrs Rajnisha Chopra the best teacher of the primary wing during the fifth annual day function of Saffron City School here.


Lucky draw business flourishes as Divali nears
Faridkot, November 9
The business of lucky draw in the festive season is booming despite a ban imposed by the district administration. According to sources, the Deputy Commissioner has imposed a ban on all types of lucky draws and private lotteries.

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